RNAO's annual Media Awards recognize outstanding journalism that contributes to a better understanding of nursing and health-care issues. Awards are given out in multiple categories covering daily newspaper, community newspaper, magazine, radio, television and online publications.
Over the years, we have received entries from media outlets large and small across Ontario. Winning entries have come from the Ottawa Citizen, Globe and Mail, Woodstock Sentinel-Review, Best Health magazine, CBC Radio’s The Current, CTV National News, Global Television, and many more.
The annual competition opens each fall for stories published or broadcast within the calendar year of the competition. The deadline for entries is typically in January.
Check back for the most up-to-date deadlines.
Submissions and categories
Journalists are encouraged to submit their own work via our online submission form. RNAO members are also invited to nominate journalists, but must do so with the journalist's support.
Stories are scored by an independent panel of judges consisting of nurses and journalists. Categories are announced in the fall of each year, and include awards for daily newspaper, community newspaper, magazine, radio, television and online publications.
Winners are announced in spring, and are honoured at RNAO's annual general meeting, which regularly takes place in the spring.
For more information contact Daniel Punch at 1-800-268-7199, ext. 250.